Several Sedalia businesses reported a man with a similar description used counterfeit money to make purchases over the weekend.
According to Sedalia Police Department reports, four separate businesses over the course of three days reported a white male used counterfeit $20 bills to purchase items from their stores.
At 5 p.m. Friday, a business in the 400 block of South Ohio Avenue reported a tall, white male with dark hair wearing a black shirt, khaki pants and gray Puma gym shoes reportedly purchased items with counterfeit money.
At 12:31 p.m. Saturday, a business in the 600 block of South Ohio Avenue reported a suspect purchased items with counterfeit money. The manager said they were informed by the bank two $20 bills were counterfeit. The suspect is described as a tall, well-dressed white male with darker complexion and dark hair who visited the store Friday.
Later that day, at 9:05 p.m. a business in the 3400 block of West Broadway Boulevard reported counterfeit $20 bill was had been used. The report did not include a suspect description.
At 1:14 p.m. Sunday, a business in the 3400 block of West Broadway Boulevard reported counterfeit $20 bills were used. An employee reported a well-dressed white male in his 40s or 50s with darker complexion and dark hair entered the store with a black female. The man purchased $48 worth of items with three $20 bills. When the business checked the money it was discovered to be counterfeit. The suspect reportedly drove away in a light-blue newer-model Volkswagen bug.
The suspect in the counterfeit money case has not been located as of the time the reports were written.
Information is taken from preliminary Sedalia Police Department reports. This report will also appear in the daily Police Reports.